Chicago DUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested for DUI in Illinois, you need an experienced Chicago DUI lawyer on your side. In Illinois we call the offense Driving Under the Influence ( DUI ). The crime of Driving Under the Influence, can include not only under the influence of alcohol but also under the influence of drugs. If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence, do not take it lightly, it is not a “traffic offense”, it is a class a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.
Michael A. Johnson is the right DUI Lawyer for you!
In Illinois, if you are stopped by a law enforcement officer and he believes you may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he will ask you to take a Breathalyzer test. If the test shows that you blood/ alcohol level is above .08, there is a presumption of intoxication. The officer will also ask you to perform certain “Field Sobriety Tests”, to try and determine if he believes you are under the influence.
The other repercussion of being charged with DUI is the loss of your driving privileges by the Secretary of State and it can also affect you Insurance rates. Under certain circumstances a second DUI can be treated as a Felony and subject you to a possible prison term.
Experienced DUI Defense in Chicago
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, don’t treat it lightly, you need experienced legal representation. Michael A. Johnson has successfully represented hundreds of clients charged with DUI. Contact Michael A. Johnson – a Chicago DUI Defense Lawyer – if you have been charged with a DUI, at 312-222-0660.